Three Years, One Week, and One Day

The four months I spent receiving chemotherapy for lymphoma pale in comparison to what Uvistra Naidoo experienced. Uvi contracted a severe form of drug-resistant tuberculosis and needed more than three years to recover.

Tags:
no comments yet

County Health Rankings Are in the House

We were thrilled when Representative Tom Emmer (R-MN) took to the House Floor to celebrate Carver County for being named Minnesota's healthiest county in this year's County Health Rankings.

Tags:
no comments yet

GDP Is a Good Answer to the Wrong Question

A leading economist says we shouldn't use GDP to measure a country's well-being. He won this year’s Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement for his ideas. Here's why.

Tags:
no comments yet

Preparing a New Generation of Global Citizens

The Stevens Initiative is championing the use of virtual exchange to bring together young people in the United States with their peers from the Middle East and North Africa so that they can learn about the world and about each other.

Tags:
no comments yet

Meet Nine People About to Change the World

Meet the 2016 Karel Fellows! These outstanding students are committed to creating positive change in the world and will spend a summer interning with some of DC's best nonprofits.

Tags:
no comments yet

Grown-Ups Spell for Good

Burness competed in a grown-up spelling bee to raise money for the Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy. It was awesome. Here are the highlights.

Tags:
no comments yet

If Your Work Is Serious, It Doesn’t Mean Your Communications Has to Be

When the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) asked us to help explain their “value-based approach to drug pricing” in a video, we knew we’d have to get creative to make their work relatable.

Tags:
no comments yet

An Africa Without Meningitis A?

Five years after the introduction of an affordable meningitis A vaccine in sub-Saharan Africa, mass immunization campaigns have led to the control and near elimination of the deadly disease in the region formerly known as the “meningitis belt.”

Tags:
no comments yet

Home Is Where the Forest Is

After centuries of caring for their forest home, the last remaining forest dwellers of Kenya find themselves trespassers on their own land, which has been designated a national game reserve.

Tags:
no comments yet

Being Black Is Bad for Your Health

There is a mountain of evidence that being Black or Latino in the U.S. can have adverse affects on one’s health, due, in part, to structural racism. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation President Risa Lavizzo-Mourey and Harvard Professor David Williams made this point in a recent op-ed.

Tags:
no comments yet